Sunday, 12 May 2019

Homemade Cough Syrup In The Instant Pot 20 mins to make, makes 2 cups


My most recent addition to our natural arsenal is homemade cough syrup -- made with one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, the Instant Pot!
Author: Lindsey Dietz
Recipe type: Household & Health
Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups water
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup fresh ginger root, finely chopped
  • 1 cup raw honey, preferably local
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1.  Put water, thyme, and chopped ginger into the Instant Pot.
  2.  Press the Saute button.
  3.  Simmer the herbs in water until reduced by half.
  4.  Allow to cool until the temperature is warm, not hot, steeping the herbs the entire time.
  5.  Strain.
  6.  Discard or compost the thyme and ginger.
  7.  Return the thyme-ginger tea to the Instant Pot.
  8.  Whisk in honey, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper, if using.
  9.  Transfer to an airtight jar or bottle.
  10.  Syrup will keep in a dark cupboard for 1 week. After that, it should be stored in the refrigerator.
  11.  Administer a tablespoon as often as necessary to soothe a sore throat and calm a cough.